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30 January, 2023

Autonomic Nervous System Regulation Effects Of Epipharyngeal Abrasive Therapy For Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Associated With Chronic Epipharyngitis

Objective: To evaluate the autonomic nerve stimulation effect of epipharyngeal abrasive therapy (EAT) on myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) associated with chronic epipharyngitis. Heart rate variability analysis was performed. The study was conducted by analyzing heart rate variability.

30 January, 2023

Distress Negatively Impacts Functionality Of Patients With Fibromyalgia Experiencing Pain

The cross-sectional study evaluated the relationship between the mediating variable, distress, and pain and functionality in patients with fibromyalgia after controlling for age, gender, and income.

30 January, 2023

Life With Fibromyalgia And How Derby Women Cope With 'Pain Amplifier' Condition

A group of Derby women living with a painful and relatively unknown condition have spoken of how they first noticed something was not quite right. They say they are not letting fibromyalgia, which causes chronic pain and tiredness, beat them as they try to keep as active as possible during their day-to-day lives.

29 January, 2023

Medical Gaslighting: When The Doctor Dismisses Your Concerns

Having one’s symptoms dismissed by a health care professional is sometimes called “medical gaslighting,” a term that comes from Gas Light, a 1938 play that was later adapted into a movie, in which the husband manipulates his wife into questioning her perceptions of reality and her sanity.

29 January, 2023

Doctor Shares Self-Care Tips To Help You Manage Pain After Fibromyalgia Diagnosis

Fibromyalgia affects millions, but diagnosis is difficult and treatment even more complex. Here, NHS pain consultant Dr Deepak Ravindran reveals how finding the right self-care is key.

29 January, 2023

Positive Results Observed With Predictive Model Designed To Identify Fibromyalgia Risk

New research has helped to validate a predictive design model created to identify those most at risk for developing fibromyalgia.

28 January, 2023

Long COVID Expert: Not Much Being Done To Help Patients

Not enough is being done to help patients with long COVID symptoms, says Dr. Eric Topol, a senior author on a recent review article published in Nature Reviews Microbiology.

28 January, 2023

Daily Journalist Reveals 18-Month Fight Over ‘Unseen’ Illness

A regional daily journalist has opened up on her 18-month fight to be diagnosed with an “unseen” illness. Liverpool Echo life writer Elle May Rice has gone public on her struggles with fibromyalgia, a long-term condition that causes pain all over the body.

28 January, 2023

Long COVID Might Ruin Booze For You

“I just really, really struggled if I had one drink. I would wake up so hungover, terrible headaches, and super tired. It was so bizarre.”

27 January, 2023

Long COVID Can Lead To Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Doctors Are Working To Help Patients Manage.

Some studies have shown that half of people with long COVID develop symptoms of chronic fatigue syndrome or ME/CFS.

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